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Jan 6, 2013 9:00am PST
-term damage. here's abc7 health and science reporter carolyn johnson. >> good left-handed pitchers are hard to come by. but ten-year-old ei don't know can also bat, catch and even play soccer well. >> i love sports. >> but in may playing pitcher and catcher nearly cost him his throwing arm. repetitive motion coupled with year around play mean little rest and recovery for young athletes. that increases the use of overuse injuries. his left elbow was on fire. >> it hurt pretty bad. >> he was in what's called a sidearm throw. he kind of drops the elbow to get the three through instead of bringing it nice and through kind of overhand getting the elbow up and around. >> the doctor at children's hospital, los angeles, treats both children and professional athletes. the sensor are tracking his precise movement patterns. she will then use motion analysis to make at judgments to his technique. >> our main goal is to work to identify these issues before an injury happens. >> he know knows how to protect his elbow but his results show he's in danger of a future knee injury. they will show him proper r
Jan 12, 2013 8:00am PST
. carolyn johnson has the details. >> for jessica, microbes are a look into your body. >> everything in your gut is eating what you eat. >> she is talking about what lives in our stomachs. a community known as microbion. they helped unveil a genetic map help identify all the bacteria present. they believe knowing which organisms are there and what they are doing can tell us a lot. >> there is wide range of diseases. from obesity to diabetes. >> they are launching a start-up gutted level on gene sequencing companies. associate director believes the project could pay off. >> they are turning into science in into this. >> they will receive a quit and send back samples. they hope to provide valuable clues. >> you are eating more carbss this than you think you are. or are you are drinking a lot of caffeine. >> it could be compared to other databases as it advances benefiting both individuals and the scientific community and unlocking the mysteries in our own bodies. >>> she says that is not the only innovation. it's being funding by cloud sous can. they have signed up 350 people in few weeks. >>>
Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
comfortable. abc7 news health and science reporter carolyn johnson has the details. >> ellen sue is all smiles when she plays with her newborn son. a smile that's actually improving thanks to evolving technology. >> today we will scan your feet. >> she's beenfied for the popular invisaline braces. >> it's a departure from the traditional molds used by most orthodontists. >> now we can have models without taking the goopy impressions. >> first he reaches for the scanner that will photograph ellen's teeth. it's connected to a computer system that will ultimately beam the images from her practice in san francisco to the itera lab. over the next several minutes the doctor guides the camera around ellen's upper and lower jaw line. the device is completely optical. no radiation. >> we can get these areas here. >> step by step the camera builds a three-dimensional map of her teeth. the computer alerts the dentist if the section doesn't have a complete image so it can be rephotographed. >> it's very precise and very accurate. >> she said the process is typically quicker than traditional impressionings
Jan 12, 2013 6:00am PST
the public, your organisms. idea is to peak inside your body and surprise you with the results. carolyn johnson, health and sighen reporter, has the details. >> for jessica, microbes are a window into the human body. >> everything in your gut, you are eating what you eat. >> she's talking about the thousands of biological hitchhikers that live in our stomachs and in our bodies. a community known as our microbiome. earlier this year researchers at the glad stone institute at ucf did a detailed map that helped and catalog all the bacteria present in the human digestive system. they believe knowing which organisms are there and what they are doing can tell us a lot about what is going on inside our bodies. >> there's a wide range of diseases, everything from obesity to diabetes. >> to take advantage of that information, richmond and her team are launching a start-up called u-bium. kind of a gut level variation on gene sequencing. it's headquartered at an incubator lab at ucf. doug crawford believes the project could pay multiple dividends. >> they are turning science into impact with alrea
Jan 13, 2013 6:00am PST
carolyn johnson with the details. >> on a bad day, even driving can be a challenge for helen cole. >> the hardest part about driving is seeing the signs clearly and it adds a distinctive glare of bluriness. >> while her normal vision is fine, the blurriness comes from a condition called dry eye. she's forced to treat it throughout the day. >> from the time you get up in the morning your eyes already feel gritty, sometimes they are swollen. definitely red and they have a burning sensation. >> you have a relatively low oil here. >> the ophtamologist said the condition is often caused by a lack of oil which allows the eye's natural oil to evaporate. he is going to treat it with a new technology called lipiflow. it's from pure science. >> that's perfect. >> first they perform a laser scan of her eyes to measure the amount and quality of the oil, as well as her natural pattern of blinking. >> that represents the blinks. >> after analyzing the data, the doctor places two small cups directly on to helen's eyes. they are designed to reach the oil glands beneath her eyelids. >> it warms th
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